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  • In EBF5, with matching revolver
  • In EBF4

The Sub Zero is an ice-elemental gun available for Lance in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5.

Description

The Sub Zero is a large grey cannon with what appear to be vents or spikes on its base and along the sides of its barrel. Several small ice crystals line the back of the gun and the lower edge of the barrel, and a larger spike of ice adorns the top of the gun like a bayonet or laser sight. A tube or wire connects to the back of the large spike, presumably holding it in place.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Sub Zero provides solid boosts to Magic Attack and Attack, as well as decent increases to MP and Magic Defence. It can inflict Freeze with weapon-elemental skills, though the base chance is rather slim, as expected from a powerful status. However, weapon-elemental skills also have a chance to cast Deep Freeze, which deals significant damage that benefits from the Sub Zero's elemental boost and carries a much higher Freeze chance.

The Sub Zero resists Ice, Water and Burn, becoming immune to the latter at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Equipping the Sub Zero colors Lance's revolver silver, with small blue ice crystals above and below the barrel.

Normal

The Sub Zero has modest Magic Defence and good Magic Attack and Attack. It allows Lance's weapon-elemental skills to occasionally Freeze enemies or cast Iceberg as a follow-up; the latter benefits from the gun's innate Ice boost and has a chance to Chill the victim, setting up further Freeze combos.

The Sub Zero can also give Charge status between turns, allowing Lance to immediately fire an Ice-imbued Hyper Beam. Combined with Chill or Wet support and gear that increases the chances of status infliction, he can have a decent chance of Freezing most or even all of the enemy wave unless they're resistant to the status or wiped out by the actual attack; unfortunately, the Charge is sporadic enough to make this strategy somewhat inconsistent.

The Sub Zero resists Ice, Water, Burn, and Scorch, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Sub Zero grants decent Magic Defence and acceptable offenses, but its real value comes from its ability to Freeze enemies in their tracks. Lance's weapon-elemental skills will be all but guaranteed to inflict the status on anything without Freeze resistance, and the Alt Sub Zero's ability to cast Hail between turns can increase the chances even further by randomly applying Chill to foes (and players, but they should be dressed for the weather).

While the Freeze doesn't last long and can be broken by the Ice Storm spells that Lance's weapon-elemental skills will occasionally unleash, being able to consistently immobilize a tricky foe (while also making them more vulnerable to your next attack) is still a powerful ability. The accompanying Hail also lends itself well to combos with sources of Wet (such as Bubble Blast, Aqua Volley, or weapon-elemental skills with Baby Penguin equipped), powerful Ice skills, or even as an extra layer of insurance against Bio damage.

The Alt Sub Zero resists Ice, Wind and Water, with none of them becoming immunities at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found in Lankyroot Jungle, in the leftmost chest one screen below the block puzzle, requiring Leafy Boots (obtained on the same screen) to get to its raft.

EBF4 WepIcon Sub Zero Sub Zero
May freeze targets. Boosts the power of Ice skills. May cast Deep Freeze with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP 10% 10% 15% 15% 20% Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Defence - - - - - Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef 10% 10% 15% 15% 20% Status Burn 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Ice
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Freeze 5% 5% 10% 10% 15%
Bonus Skill (70%) -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Snowball
x 3
Item Microcontroller
x 1
-- 3 Item Solid Water
x 2
Item Microcontroller
x 1
--
4 Item Solid Water
x 6
Item Liquid Ice
x 6
-- 5 Item Mythril Shards
x 1
-- --

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.

EBF4 WepIcon Sub Zero Sub Zero
May freeze targets. Boosts the power of Ice skills. May cast Deep Freeze with certain skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - Stat MP - - - - - Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Defence - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef - - - - - Status Burn 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Ice
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Freeze 5% 5% 10% 10% 15%
Bonus Skill (60%) -- 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Snowball
x 3
Item Microcontroller
x 1
-- 3 Item Solid Water
x 2
Item Microcontroller
x 1
--
4 Item Solid Water
x 6
Item Liquid Ice
x 6
-- 5 Item Mythril Shards
x 1
-- --

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Found inside a chest in the Forgotten Ruins, on the screen with 9 pedestals; the chest drops after putting flowers in the pedestals according to the code in Rainbow River.

EBF5 WepIcon Sub Zero Sub Zero
A freezing fridge-bazooka.
  • Boosts the damage of ice skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Iceberg while attacking.
  • Level 5: Gives Lance charge status occasionally.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10%[0%] 20%[5%] 30%[10%] 45%[20%] 60%[30%] Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% 60% Stat Mdef 10% 10% 15% 15% 20% EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Ice
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Freeze 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
Bonus Skill 160 (25%) 1x 1x 1x 1x 2x
Auto Status 1x EBF5 Status Charge (20%) - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Floppy
x 1
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Solid Water
x 2
EBF5 Item Spring
x 2
--
4 EBF5 Foe Icon Blue Flybot
x 1
EBF5 Item Spring
x 2
-- 5 EBF5 Item Floppy
x 52
-- --

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Sub Zero Sub Zero
A freezing fridge-bazooka.
  • Boosts the damage of ice skills.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts Hail between turns.
  • Level 5: May unleash Ice Storm while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence - - - - - EBF5 Element Wind 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Mdef 10% 10% 15% 15% 20% EBF5 Element Water 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Ice
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (66%) EBF5 Status Freeze 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Bonus Skill 50/3 (20%) 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Floppy
x 1
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Solid Water
x 2
EBF5 Item Spring
x 2
--
4 EBF5 Item Steel Plate
x 18
EBF5 Item Spring
x 2
-- 5 EBF5 Item Floppy
x 52
-- --
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